AI (with blendfile)

My 2-year-old son is a shark freak, so I decided to make shark stickers for his christmas presents, so he can find out which presents are for him. Starting very abstract, I had fun going a little into the Pixar/VenomGFX direction :slight_smile:

Here’s the result (his name is Ai, because that’s what my son calls him. Hai is german for shark)

http://www.nicohagen.com/images/artwork/ai2.jpg

blendfile:

http://www.nicohagen.com/download/shark_packed.blend

This is my son with his favorite toy :

http://www.kroken.de/albums/Jonah/175_G.jpg

Amazing model. I can easily see that in a movie. Great work!

nice your son will love it.

Awesome, I like all of the little bubbles in the water. I used to , well still do, think sharks are cool.

So uh how about sending me some of those stickers to put on my presents…please. :stuck_out_tongue:

I am sure he’ll love them.

Shard

great work your son will ove it, i wish my dad did stuff like that for me :frowning: . anyway just one technical question, how did you get the cool light pattern on his back? is it a texture? or caustics?

Damn cute shark. :smiley:

I always find it quite disturbing to see potentially lethal animals turned into cutesy cuddly characters.

Any plans to animate him?

like your shark, even though he has a really silly looking grin, i would add in a crap load of teeth.

by the way if your son is a big shark fan i must suggest buying him some megalodon shark teeth off ebay. these things are freaking awsome. megalodon is basically a prehistoric shark that lived millions of years ago. they grew to be three to four times the size of a great white. the teeth are huge 5 to 7 inches long. bad ass, your kid will loose his mind!

even though these things lived so long ago they are still finding tons of these prehistoric teeth all over the ocean floor!

Looks incredible.

If I had to nitpick, I’d say the eye looks weird, but who cares! It’s an awesome render.

Yeah how is that lighting done? Volumetrics? textures? Caustics?

Wu:
I didn’t know you could get these teeth.
Shouldn’t they be in a museum?
And if I read correctly it could get 6 times the size of a grown white.
That’s disturbing.
P

I think its a Voronoi light map. The skin textures missing something though

Cute kid!

Wonderfull.
Realy good modelling. But It doesn’t realy look like the reference picture! :stuck_out_tongue:

Very nice model. I love the pixar style :D. Reminds me of Bruce in a way (isnt that the shark’s name in nemo?)

Excellent idea and well executed.

I should have thought about that for my son. He is insane about dinosaurs.

BgDM

The shark strikes me as being strangely cute.

VenomGFX would be proud - it’s nice! :wink:

Thank you for your nice comments.

The fake caustics come from a buffer spot lamp with:
Cloud texture, Voronoi F2-F1 Noise basis, 0.05 noise size, hard noise, Texture blending mode: Multiply.

The caustics are far from perfect, but I think they do the job, and I have too many half-finished blend files on my PC.

man that just looks magical, would you care to post a blend file, or atleast some screen shots so we can better understand that lighting setup, if you want a host for your file go to the model repository

http://www.katorlegaz.com/index.php?a=download&c=Blender_3D_Model_Repository

Wow, awsome man. Not only can you do good work, you can finish something in the first place!

by the way if your son is a big shark fan i must suggest buying him some megalodon shark teeth off ebay. these things are freaking awsome. megalodon is basically a prehistoric shark that lived millions of years ago. they grew to be three to four times the size of a great white. the teeth are huge 5 to 7 inches long. bad ass, your kid will loose his mind!

He’s only 2! Wouldn’t he get hurt?

Hey, did you know that an octopus can eat a shark?
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7004909622962894202

A great pic, Nico! But that’s not what I wanted to talk about…
See, You’re son’s expression on that photo is pure gold. Do You mind if I use it as my standard “WTF?!” pic on another forum?

…

Silly me, of course You do. But hey, I could even give You the Credit!
:wink:

Very cool! I like it :smiley: The tyke should have fun with it, maybe you could make a picture book with it and some other sea creatures for him.

Wu: don’t you think it’s a little wierd they are still finding lots of those teeth on the sea floor? Either the world isn’t as old as evolution suggests (my personal belief, being Christian, but let’s not go offtopic) Or something similar is still living down in the deeps… :o theremin music plays hey, it’s not like we’ve exlpored much of the deep ocean, it’s a possibility!